As previously seen, there are several kinds of intellectual property; Inventions, which can be protected through the use of patents or utility models,Trademarks,Industrial designs and Copyright.

The present module focuses on the use of intellectual property rights as a source of information, and how to gather this information.

Estimated duration: 4 hours.

Patent information is one of the most important sources of technical information available in the world. That is why we focused here on the possible use of this information. You will learn what answers patent information can give to technical or competitive questions a firm can have, and how to answer those questions (how to structure your way of thinking, what patent information source to choose…).

Estimated duration: 5 hours.

This module focuses on the analysis of patent information (in its bibliographic form) resulting from patent searches. You will discover the strength of automatic patent analysis to explore a set of patent information and its applications.

Estimated duration: 2 hours.